“Corner Gas” isn’t over yet, but the show’s star, Brent Butt, already has a new project in motion.
The actor has agreed to create a pilot called “Hiccups”—but this time, he won’t be in front of the camera.
Butt will act as the creator, writer, show runner and executive producer for the new half-hour comedy series. His wife and “Corner Gas” co-star, Nancy Robertson, will be the show’s lead.
Robertson will play Millie Upton, a children’s author who has fits of depression, rage, and euphoric highs. In the show, she hires a life coach to help her with her anger management issues.
Shooting for “Hiccups” begins in Vancouver later this month. The show will air on CTV and Comedy Central.
“Corner Gas” wraps up for good after this season.